What are your plans this summer? Perhaps you would like to consider attending an event for Catholics your age, which you may discover to be a rewarding and spiritually-renewing experience. To see what’s happening over the next few months, please take a look at this Guide to Summer Events.
Sunday 6th – Sunday 13th August 2017
An exciting festival is taking place this summer in a beautiful corner of France, at Hautecombe Abbey. ‘Welcome to Paradise’ is a time to grow in your personal relationship with God and to give Him more space in your life.
It is an “à la carte” Festival, where you tailor your programme each day, choosing from more than 50 activities. Young people from around the world gather for an exciting programme of music, creative workshops, adventure sports and much more. There will also be an area to pray, to confide in and to be spiritually accompanied. Choose what’s convenient for you to make the most of the beautiful site of the abbey, the lake and the region.
For more information please visit http://welcometoparadise.chemin-neuf.fr/en/home.
Sunday 20th – Sunday 27th August 2017
This is a special week in Taizé, reserved for 18-35 year-olds. The aim of the week is to allow young adults with a similar life or work situation to meet and discuss their future seen in the light of faith.
There will be a bible introduction for everyone at the end of morning prayer. Early afternoon there will be a “celebration of peoples” The programme will include workshops in which young people from different continents, people involved in international organisations, Christian communities and local initiatives of solidarity will participate. There will also be small sharing groups.
For more information please visit http://www.taize.fr/en_article19883.html
Monday 21st – Monday 28th August 2017
How do we respond to Pope Francis’ call to be ‘missionary disciples’ today? Ignatius was convinced that God is active and working in all things, and invites us to collaborate in that labour in the world. Ignatian spirituality has a wealth of practical resources to offer, including approaches to prayer, discernment, decision-making and ways of being in mission with Christ. This course is aimed specifically at people in their 20’s and 30’s who desire to respond to God more fully in the world.
Thursday 24th – Monday 28th August 2017
A 5 day camping festival for 16-35 year olds, which will include engaging talks, lively music, workshops, discussions, powerful prayer times, evening entertainment and loads more! Taking place in Walsingham in Norfolk. For more information please visit www.youth2000.org/inheritance.
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2017
Are you a man over thirty, content, but wondering about the direction of your life?
Do you sense that you may be approaching a major threshold or turning point?
Have you sometimes found yourself wondering whether the priesthood or religious life may be an option?
If any of these questions apply, this weekend is for you!